Single Mum Life

5 Ways Single Parents Make Money

5 ways single parents make money. Hey guys, how are we all doing? We are in March. Spring is nearly here. That also means we only have 3 months left for the summer holidays. Do you have any plans yet? Let me know in the comment section. Anyway, in today’s post, I am going to share with you 5 ways you can make extra money as a single parent. We all need extra money whether you are a parent or not.

5 Ways Single Parents Make Money


This is everyone’s favourite easy way to make quick money. I too have considered doing this, because I have done it before and I made some money. This is also a good idea because you can easily babysit when your kids are in school. Summertime is coming and I think it’s a perfect time too, as some parents work during the summer and would want a mum to look after children instead of a day-care centre. Depending on the hours and the number of children and the time duration. You can easily make up £100 at a time.

Get a Job

You’ll need a job. Well, at least a place where the money comes from to the account every month. A lot of single parents prefer to work part-time due to either expensive childcare or no childcare. So they intend to work around the children’s school time. Getting a job is a way to start earning some money straight away. At least, put food on food the table, roof over your head and pay the bills. From there on, you will be explored in different ways to make money.


This is been suggested to me before in my previous apartment. I had a well-maintained apartment, and a friend of mine was visiting me. She came with an idea of renting out my apartment for a weekend and I could make up to £500. Now back then, I was young and naive as I stupidly refused because I was all about ‘being the good girl and stay out of trouble’. As an adult now, I would even hesitate to get that amount, with permission (off course). If you know anyone that is looking to come to your city for a weekend or even a month. Let them know. All you got to do is arrange for short term accommodation, maybe with your parents, friends, family members, or even go on holiday somewhere and rent out your place. You can even rent out your car too.

Selling Items Online

These days a lot of people tend to make money quite easily and quickly, by selling stuff online. It has been the easiest way to make money because it helps to reach millions of people worldwide. If you have anything at home that is in good condition but don’t want it, sell it. Whether its baby clothes, baby books, a piece of jewellery, anything. Open up a selling page on Facebook, and start selling. You can join some networks too, like Amazon.

Start a business

Personally, every single parent should start a business. One way or other. There should be a grant scheme for single parents to help start-up very easily. Single parents are not lazy people, we did not choose this life. It chooses us. So for this reason, I think we should highly be supported when it comes to funding for ourselves and our children. If companies are not willing to take us on board, then we need support from somewhere. Starting a business is perfect because it allows us to be our boss and work on our terms. If you are tired of juggling between work and kids, start a business. Save some money, do some research, get some creative ideas and just start.

I hope you enjoyed the post. I feel making money is important however, do not get carried away with it. It is a lifelong journey. No matter how long it takes you to make money or how much you make each year, just keep going.

Talk soon

Welcome to my blog. My name is Sonia Seivwright and I live in Sunny Aberdeen, Scotland. I am a blogger, Content Creator, an Author, a YouTuber and a single parent. I have always considered writing as one of my strongest strength, and it has been a way to express myself better. Single parenting is very hard but it is rewarding. There has been a lot of changes in my life since becoming a mother and there is so much more to come.


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